I’ve posted several scone recipes during the last six months. My favorite recipes – Blueberry scones and Date and Orange Scones are easy to make. The fat content is the cream and it’s poured into the dry ingredients. Traditional scones require the rubbing of butter into the flour and I’m always too impatient to do it properly.
Then I found the following recipe on Baking Makes Things Better and it simplifies the entire process. I like a simple process.
50 grams (1 3/4 oz) butter
3/4 cup of milk
2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat the oven to 210C (410F)
2. Melt the button and add the milk.
3. Place the flour and salt in a bowl and stir.
4. Wait until your oven reaches the required temperature then add the milk and butter mix. If you want to make savory scones add grated cheese or cubes of ham or fresh chopped herbs at this stage. Combine. The mix will be slightly wet.
5. Knead to shape and roll out but don’t handle dough too much.
6. Cut into shapes. I used a round cutter.
7. Line a tray with baking paper and place on your scones.
8. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes until golden..
1. I added cheese to mine. You could also add dates or sultanas or herbs or just leave them plain.
2. They’re best eaten straight from the oven or when still warm.
3. I served mine with jam and thick greek yoghurt since I didn’t have cream. Whipped cream would be delicious.
I’m going to try to make these tomorrow. We’re supposed to get freezing rain, so it sounds like a good weekend to bundle up and stay in the house. What better way than good coffee and baked goods! :)
Let me know how you get on with the recipe, Nancy.
That sounds so good. Thanks for sharing.